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The Resource Russia under the new Regime : Lenin and the birth of the totalitarian state, Richard Pipes

Russia under the new Regime : Lenin and the birth of the totalitarian state, Richard Pipes

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Russia under the new Regime : Lenin and the birth of the totalitarian state
Title
Russia under the new Regime
Title remainder
Lenin and the birth of the totalitarian state
Statement of responsibility
Richard Pipes
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Russia under the Bolshevik Regime is the sequel to Richard Pipes's classic The Russian Revolution, and covers the time from the outbreak of the Civil War in 1918 to the death of Lenin in 1924, when all the institutions and nearly all the practices of future Stalinism were in place. In the first history of the period to make use of the recently opened Russian archives, the author traces the formative years of the Communist state, when the Bolshevik leaders - Lenin,
  • Trotsky, Stalin, and others - put their stamp on a regime that was to hold power for the next seventy years. He describes the efforts of the Bolsheviks to defend and expand their dominion to the borderlands of Russia and to the rest of the world; the Civil War between Whites and Reds, the most destructive episode in the country's history since the Mongol invasion of the thirteenth century; the devastating famine of 1921; Lenin's cultural and religious policies; and the
  • crisis that engulfed the regime in the early 1920s as the result of political and economic failures. Richard Pipes shows that a great deal of what the Communists did had roots in Russia's historical experience and that both Mussolini and Hitler adapted, for their own purposes, the totalitarian techniques first developed by the Bolsheviks. Bolshevism, he says, was "the most audacious attempt in history to subject the entire life of the country to a master plan." "The
  • tragic and sordid history of the Russian Revolution," he concludes, "teaches that political authority must never be employed for ideological ends."
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Russia under the new Regime : Lenin and the birth of the totalitarian state, Richard Pipes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Civil War: The First Battles (1918) -- 2. The Civil War: The Climax (1919-1920) -- 3. The Red Empire -- 4. Communism for Export -- 5. Communism, Fascism, and National Socialism -- 6. Culture as Propaganda -- 7. The Assault on Religion -- 8. NEP: The False Thermidor -- 9. The Crisis of the New Regime -- Reflections on the Russian Revolution
Control code
ocm370644015
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Lccn
92042710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)370644015
  • (Sirsi) a429104
Label
Russia under the new Regime : Lenin and the birth of the totalitarian state, Richard Pipes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Civil War: The First Battles (1918) -- 2. The Civil War: The Climax (1919-1920) -- 3. The Red Empire -- 4. Communism for Export -- 5. Communism, Fascism, and National Socialism -- 6. Culture as Propaganda -- 7. The Assault on Religion -- 8. NEP: The False Thermidor -- 9. The Crisis of the New Regime -- Reflections on the Russian Revolution
Control code
ocm370644015
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Lccn
92042710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)370644015
  • (Sirsi) a429104

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